SM1 Settee by Knoll
designed by Peter Shelton & Lee Mindel
The Shelton & Mindel SM1 Settee is airy, clean, and simple, as well as luxurious and beautiful. The traditional conventions of the settee not subverted or ignored, but merely finessed and sharpened into a near-perfect piece of furniture, the Shelton & Mindel SM1 Settee. The design concepts that drove the creation of the settee were order, enclosure, and intimacy. The slightly overstuffed and elegantly upholstered pieces embrace you, and the lack of extra cushions and pillows, not to mention the extended and wider than usual armrests, accomplish all the goals of the design team and still retain the essential class and formal excellence that mark every well-made settee. The Shelton & Mindel SM1 Settee is a triumph of refined convention. The fixed seat and back on all models allow for easy maintenance. Ideal for reception areas and living rooms, the Collection includes also includes a lounge chair and sofa.
|Peter Shelton, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pratt Institute, and Lee Mindel, a graduate of Harvard University's masters in architecture program, formed the architecture and design firm Shelton, Mindel & Associates in 1978. One of the firm's most notable designs was that of the Polo/Ralph Lauren international headquarters. Shelton, Mindel & Associates has won numerous awards for their interior architecture, including the American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum in 2004. |